By now, it should be abundantly clear which players are suffering from the most common medical ailments.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is the primary medical entity tasked with negotiating the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association (NPA).
While most players receive a minimum of health insurance coverage for the NFL, the players are also eligible to receive up to $3,000 per game for personal injuries (PIs) and other personal injury-related costs.
Players receive an additional $1,000 for any PIs incurred in the course of their careers.
While the $3 million per season figure is the NFLPA’s “minimum” minimum for PIs, it is not the highest minimum.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIAID), a non-profit that focuses on research on medical conditions, there are about 6,500 PIs each year in the U.S. and more than 12,000 PIs per day.
While it’s important to note that PIs are a small part of overall health care spending, the fact that players are eligible for this amount of compensation does not take into account the many other costs that can result from a player’s injuries.
PIs can include serious head trauma, concussions, and other serious injuries that can lead to long-term disability.
Players are also often forced to wear expensive, cumbersome bracelets, bracelets that can cause pain or damage.
POs have become an increasingly common occurrence in the NFL over the past several years.
The number of POs annually is more than triple that of the number of concussions.
Players can also receive PIs for concussions and other concussions from their teammates, coaches, and teammates.
The NIAID estimated that about 12,200 concussions occur annually in the United States, which is roughly double the number that occurred in 2000.
Poses of PIs that are common to the NFL include: concussions